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Jul 29, 2013 5:00pm PDT
they kept quiet on the details of the defense budget. taiwan's defense minster has resigned. they stepped down after a public outcry after the death of a young soldier. he died of heat stroke at the beginning of this month. officers had forced him to exercise vigorously and deny him water. they were punishing him for bringing a mobile phone with a camera on to a base. investigators found that ia surveillance video may have been tampered with. the leaders plan to stop in 2015 and want to switch to voluntary enlistments and hope to create units of italy troops. # >> residents of concern japan are picking up the pieces. torrential rains slashed the region leaving one dead and two missing. we have a report. >> this is how the downpours left the city in the prefecture. the force of floodwaters left houses leaning and covered in mud. this is completely filled with sludge. they are covered with mud and rocks. they are strewn with lumber and other debro. mudslides block train tracks and rescuers are searching for the missing and the efforts are being hampered by the risk of landslides. a
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Jul 29, 2013 6:30pm PDT
lethal weapon in the campaign. >> the defense minister, one of angela merkel's closest allies is under pressure to resign for developing the drones after hundreds of millions of euros were wasted. >> you will be growth later this week. >> he told the parliamentary debate education committee he did not know why the program was -- investigation committee he did not know why the program was stopped. >> he just hit his head in the sand instead of solving it. >> the problem was that the authorities are unlikely to promote the man to fly in the airspace. he canceled the drones program in may. the opposition says they knew about the problem much earlier. the german media is saying that chancellor merkel is standing by her defense minister. a spokesperson confirmed that. >> she has complete confidence in him. i have nothing more to add. >> on wednesday, he is due to appear before the committee to give his version of the fiasco. >> two months until election time. no sign of the opposition landing a knockout blow on angela merkel. but are the opinion polls always right? >> life is getting
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Jul 25, 2013 10:00pm PDT
perales, the vice president of litigation for maldef, the mexican american legal defense and educational fund. and hans von spakovsky. he is a senior legal fellow at the heritage foundation and testified recently at a house judiciary committee hearing on the voting rights act. welcome to both of you to the "newshour." so, nina perales, to you first, what do you make of the attorney general's announcement today? how significant is this? >> well, we very much appreciate the announcement and the effort of d.o.j. to support our request in the texas court, that texas be put under continuing supervision under the voting rights act. it's sorely needed. texas is the poster child for why we continue to need the protections of the voting rights act. and i hope that d.o.j.'s effort is just the beginning of. econtinued involvement in voting rights in texas. >> woodruff: soreliy needed. what's your reaction? >> i'm not sure that's true. it shows the critics of the supreme court decision that knocked out section 5 of the voting rights acts are wrong. this shows there are still very powerfu
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Jul 31, 2013 6:30pm PDT
took off. germany's defense minister sticks to his guns over a botched security project. >> germany's engineering giant siemens picks a new ceo after a messy battle. >> and a -- election day in zimbabwe. polls have been closing as monitors give the votes the thumbs up. >> it's one of the wildcards ahead of the september's elections in germany -- a row over a failed project to develop surveillance drones that wasted hundreds of millions of euros. >> today, the man at the center of it all had to appear before a parliamentary committee to explain himself, but he stuck to his guns and said he will not resign over the matter. >> the opposition says he knew more about problems at an earlier state than he is letting on, and they say that should cost him his job. >> the stakes are high because he is a close ally of chancellor merkel, and she is standing by him. >> he has denied the accusations against him. he says he knew about problems regarding the euro hop drums, but his aides told him they were not insurmountable. when that group wrong, he put an end to the project. >> i thi
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Jul 26, 2013 10:00pm PDT
"newshour" tonight, both the prosecution and the defense have made closing arguments. now the soldier's fate is in the hands of a judge. we get an update. >> woodruff: then, houston-based halliburton admitted to destroying evidence after the 2010 gulf oil spill. hari sreenivasan looks at the implications for the energy services company and oil giant b.p. >> brown: protesters took to the streets in two north african countries today. margaret warner fills us in on the latest in egypt, with conspiracy charges against the former president and in tunisia, after another political assassination. >> woodruff: the fukushima nuclear plant-- crippled by an earthquake and tsunami two years ago-- is leaking contaminated water into the sea. we get a rare glimpse inside the still radioactive area. >> the regalia in which i'm now standing including this, a dose meter, which will give my accumulated radiation dose across the time were inside the exclusion zone. >> brown: plus, mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for
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Jul 28, 2013 9:00am PDT
minister abe won with big numbers having run on a policy with dramatically increasing japan's defense spending to counter china's military buildup. against this back drop the united states and vietnam have agreed to establish a constructive partnership on the basis of equality, mutual respect and benefits. the transpacific partnership countries are still working out the tpp trade deal. they are australia, canada, chile, japan, malaysia, mexico, new zealand, peru, singapore, the united states and vietnam. question, is vietnam vital to president obama's asia pivot? pat buchanan? >> well it, is part of it, but the united states' economy is 100 times as large as vietnam. they want our investment capital. they want access to the largest market in the world. we get access to this little teeny one. most important they want the united states to come in and in effect be on their side in the great conflict for the south china sea with the parasol and sprattly islands are both claimed by china and there's a real possibility of a territorial conflict in the south china sea between vietnam and chi
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Jul 30, 2013 5:30pm PDT
databases that contained files he disclosed, and computer fraud. defense attorney davis comes hailed the acquittal on aiding the enemy saying "today is a good day, but bradley is by no means out of the fire. his supporters have argued manning is a whistle-blower who exposed official malfeasance for the public good. >> engage, roger! >> reporter: among the most incendiary of his disclosure, a 2007 video that wikileaks called "collateral murder." it showed the crew of a u.s. helicopter gunship in iraq as mate sheen gunned a group of men suspected of being iraqi insurgents. instead, those killed included a reuters news service cameraman and his driver. the 25-year-old manning had already pleaded guilty to several lesser charges. the sentencing phase on today's convictions begins tomorrow and the penalty could add up to 136 years in prison. and we'll have more on the manning verdict after the other news. >> ifill: still to come on the newshour, a new definition of cancer. senator gillibrand on curbing sexual assaults in the military; drug gangs turn honduras into the murder capital of th
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Jul 24, 2013 4:30pm PDT
shareholder vote for august 2nd. it was scheduled for tonight. >>> defense stocks in market focus tonight. despite the sequester and military wind down in afghanistan, defense firms are setting new highs. estimates thanks to better margins the and company raced the four-year forecast. shares touched a new all-time high before closing at 90.30, up 2%. boeing also hit a new high as the commercial plane revenue jumped 15%. profits up 15%, more than the expected and boeing raised it full year guidance. shares dropped after that high, down less than 1% to $106.95. >>> another new high more than two years for ford motor reporting a 15% jump on revenues on ford f-150 pickups. ford put polish on the full year outlook, as well. investors bought the news on volume as ford gained 2.5%. it closed at $17.37. ford, by the way, up more than 90% in a year. >>> the other way, caterpillar dragged down the dow as profits dropped 43%. jim chanos the noted short seller told a conference last week this cat may not have nine lives. >> we are short caterpillar ink. iconic american company, leader in the class bu
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Jul 30, 2013 11:00pm PDT
society. this was an american soldier. this was an american who had taken up arms in defense of the united states and sworn to do and respect certain things. i think it's very appropriate that the trial was handled in the military court system. >> rose: you seem to have some sympathy-- not sympathy, but you seem to have some understanding-- he's a troubled young man, you said about bradley manning. what do you think about edward snowden? >> i also think this is a troubled young man who kind of embraced an absolute commitment to transparency. he's made some very bad decisions. i don't know that he fully understands how much harm he has done. but, charlie, let me explain why i think these two cases-- manning and snowden-- are so very important. i mean, these two young men are representatives of a generation that the american security services-- c.i.a., n.s.a., and others-- that's generation from which we are now recruiting most of our talent and particularly our cybir talent. now, i understand the folks in that generation have a different-- a different balance point between secrecy an
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Jul 26, 2013 4:30pm PDT
think it's for more defensive reasons. >> cash levels are very high because of a great deal of uncertainty. corporations feel uncertain about the future direction of legislation and sequester and what the federal reserve might do. >> reporter: apple far and away has the most cash on hand, with $145 billion. followed by microsoft with $87 billion and google at $56 billion. while the cash reserves of those tech heavy weights is impressive, cash makes up more than 72% of total assets for mid cap companies like linear technology and intuitive surgical. >> individual investors are also holding on, putting money out of bonds but not reinvesting in stocks. while economic and financial conditions have improved, there is enough uncertainty to keep investors on the sidelines waiting for reassurance. >> cash is simple and straight forward and as i got older, i prefer more straightforward interactions. >> i don't trust credit cards. i don't trust banks. i like to keep my cash close to me. >> i think i've been putting less than i normally would have put into the market at a change in a few
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Jul 23, 2013 10:00pm PDT
the defense intelligence agency, now at the washington institute for near east policy. and john mearsheimer, a west point graduate and former air force officer, now a professor at the university of chicago. we thank you both, gentlemen, for being with us. jeffrey white, to you first. do you get a sense from reading this letter sent by general dempsey of what the obama administration is likely to do? >> i think we're going to see a small-scale commitment of military resources to support the rebels. nothing large, nothing too lethal. small arms and ammunition. maybe not even antitank weapons. my sense is that is a, you know, a slow movement towards a potentially greater commitment but nothing really dramatic in the way of arms. >> woodruff: small arms and ammunition. in fact, in this "washington post" story we just referenced, john mearsheimer, says that's already what's been approved. what more do you see the administration prepared to do? >> i don't think the administration is prepared to do anything else. it's very clear from general dempsey's letter that the pentagon is oppose
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Jul 31, 2013 5:30pm PDT
backchannel communications, right, between defense secretary, secretary of state, and their counter-parts. i mean, is the u.s. having any influence at all? what does today's development do to their ability to keep that balancing act going? >> i think the united states really has to make it clear-- not necessarily publicly but certainly privately-- that if the u.s.-egyptian relationship is going to be maintained, human rights have to be recognized, and there can't be an excessive use of force against any protesters, whether it's the brotherhood or others. and i hope that message is being made at the highest level. >> warner: do you think it's getting through? >> it doesn't seem that the egyptian military leadership has taken any of the advice the u.s. has given. you know, as this whole thing has unfolded over the last few weeks. look, egypt is a big, important country, it's next door to israel. the united states is very reluctant to cut egypt loose. that's what they they feel they would be doing by suspending assistance but the united states is going to be facing a whole different qu
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Jul 24, 2013 5:00pm PDT
died in cairo and other locations from monday through wednesday. defense minister and army chief abdel fattah al sisi has called for demonstrations on friday. he wants the military to be given a mandate to confront what he calls violence and potential terrorism. >>> a team of paleontologists has dug up a dinosaur fossil in northern mexico that is being described as a rare find. it's the fossilized remains of a five-meter long dinosaur tail, the first ever found in mexico. the paleontologists say the tail is unusually well preserved. it has 50 connected vertebrae and is completely intact. bones believed to be the dinosaur's hips were also found nearby. the researchers say the dinosaur could very well be the giant plant-eating hadrosaur. they lived in the latter cretaceous period about 74 million to 80 million years ago. >> translator: there are not many sites in the world where such discoveries are made. >> the team hopes the discovery will lead to new revelations about dinosaurs. >>> people in eastern thailand are experiencing extreme weather conditions, heavy rain has resulted in floo
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Jul 25, 2013 5:00pm PDT
world. a defense lawyer said the verdict was delayed until august 5th because of a pending case at the supreme court that seeks to change the legal definition of a juvenile. the defendant was 17 at the time of the attack. he's being tried as a minor on charges including murder and rape. a 23-year-old woman died after she was gang raped and thrown out of a moving bus in new delhi in december. a total of six men are standing trial but only one as a minor. the victim's father says he wants them all to receive the death penalty. if convicted, the juvenile defendant could be sent to a correctional facility for a maximum of three years. people across indiana have demanded a severe punishment for the defendant regardless of his age. >>> militants in pakistan have attacked a heavily guarded compound that houses the office of the intelligence agency. at least seven people were killed. the assault raised new concerns about security. gunmen attacked the regional offices of the interservices intelligence agency in the southern town of sukkur. a security official told reuters five attackers wer
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Jul 25, 2013 11:00pm PDT
empowered and not on the defensive they may be more prepared time to give time to mess sin because they don't know where to go with the new regime in egypt is uncomfortable, so that is one obvious example. second, i think whatever happens in egypt, there is no going back to the number rec days and the relationship between egypt and israel so i see rails have every incentive to revalidate that relationship with egypt. at some point they are desperate for a close relationship because that is part of their regional security strategy. >> rose: i will leave you with the last question. do we need the secretary of state to be driving this, you know, with the president standing by? >> i think the key is something you put your finger on. a, there has to be a manifestation of american engagement and political commitment. b, it doesn't have to be the president in the lead role. if you look at who was most successful historically, presidents didn't play the main role, it was secretary kissinger rather than president -- >> baker rather than president bush. it is true that president carter produced t
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